Feeding the horses at Lumb Bank, near Heptonstall

This is the sight at Lumb Bank which greeted me when I went with friends to feed their horses in the nearby fields. A cold layer of freezing fog clung to the bottom of the valleys all day; as the sun crept down behind the hills it was still wrapped, wraith-like at the bottom of Colden Clough. The light changed and the temperature dropped rapidly as I shot this. It was very cold, very still, and incredibly beautiful.

Ted Hughes, the former Poet Laureate, used to own Lumb Bank: now the Arvon Foundation run it as a centre for writers.

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